On Sunday, August 15, I will be lacing up my sneakers to run the Falmouth Road Race in support of The Italian Home for Children. In my adult life, road races have become a place of connection, synergy, and hope as I bear witness to the collective energy humans can create when working towards a common goal. They have always been notable experiences for me, however -- this race is particularly special to me, as it is my first road race since the COVID-19 pandemic and in support of an organization whose mission I believe so deeply in.
I have worked very closely with The Italian Home in my years with the Boston Public Schools. It is a community and organization whose impact is far beyond measure and one that my heart has always felt very connected to. I am humbled to wear a bib supporting their mission in this year's Falmouth Road Race and would be so grateful for your support in helping me reach my fundraising goal.
Below is further information on the mission of the Italian Home. It truly is an extraordinary organization that supports children across the City of Boston and beyond. Any contribution would be deeply appreciated. <3
Italian Home for Children provides an integrated network of powerful and effective programs to help children and families with emotional, behavioral, and educational challenges thrive in their communities. The devastating influenza epidemic of 1918 orphaned many Italian children of Boston's North End, and the community and clergy responded by establishing the Italian Home for Children to care for these orphans. As decades passed, the needs of the children arriving at the Home began to reflect more complex crises. Today, the Home's focus is providing residential and day treatment services for children of all nationalities with emotional and behavioral needs.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Donate to help Eliza raise money for The 2021 ASICS Falmouth Road Race’s fundraising campaign.
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Jul 23||Fitz||Undisclosed amount|
|Jul 23||Sterling Scanlon||Undisclosed amount|
|Jul 22||Michael||Undisclosed amount|
|Jul 22||Mom and Dad Cassella||Undisclosed amount|
|Jul 22||Jordan family||Undisclosed amount|
|Jul 22||Kim, Rob and Avery Doyle||$22.65|
|Jul 22||Christina Graziano||$109.85|
|Jul 22||Kevin Dua||$28.10|
|Jul 22||Tiana Tass||$55.35|
|Jul 22||Charlie Rose||$55.35|